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Friday, April 01, 2011

They Like Me! They Really Like Me!

This evening, I got the news that I have been named "Professor of the Year" for this academic year!

It's pretty dang awesome news.

I had been nominated about a month ago, and part of what made March a busy month for me was that I had to prepare my teaching portfolio for submission to the committee, and had a teaching presentation and interview with the committee as part of their consideration.  I felt like I had a strong chance at the award since I felt as though I nailed my teaching presentation and interview, but I also knew that there was a lot of competition for the award, so I didn't want to get my hopes up.

But I got it, and they swear it's not an "April Fools," so I'm dang stoked!

This is an award that is born through student nomination, and their recognition feels particularly meaningful to me this year, and like anyone, I like knowing that my efforts have been appreciated and valued.

Anyhoo, now I get to brag for the next year about being "Professor of the Year" and, best of all, I get a designated parking spot next year, which anyone who's ever parked on a college campus knows: That alone is priceless!

30 comments:

Lisa said...

congratulations!

Jan said...

That's totally awesome! Congrats!

savvyfitchica said...

YAHOO! Congratulations Jess!

Marci said...

Awesome news, I am not surprised, I love your blog, so I can only imagine how good of a teacher you are!! Congratulations!

ajh said...

Congratulations! That is very impressive.

Kelsey: the Blonde Bullet said...

Wow! That's very impressive! Good job!

Kayla said...

Congrats! That is awesome!

Running 365 said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Aka Alice said...

Congratulations Jess!

Enjoy that parking spot!

Her Name Is Rio said...

That is HUGE! Congratulations and enjoy that parking space!

JojaJogger said...

Woo Hoo on the the parking spot! Congratulations! (and why do i have a verification word of honstial after 3 martinins?)

Cathy said...

congratulations, jess!
yes forget a monetary award - that parking spot is an awesome reward!!

N.D. said...

congratulations! what awesome news!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Now you'll have to start all your conversations ... "Do you know who I am? I don't know how to say this, but I'm kind of a big deal" Now I'll have to read your blog with a whole new respect! (And grammar check my comments a lot closer) Congrats!

Erin said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news.

Lee said...

Yay, congrats! I do find it funny that they told you on April Fool's Day!

Krissy said...

That is awesome!!! congrats on all your hard work :)

Nobel4Lit said...

That is awesome! Based on some of the stories here, you've pulled through a lot of tough situations in class and totally deserve it!

Crystal said...

Congrats Jess! It is well-deserved and the parking spot is icing on the cake!

Robin said...

Congrats!

d.a.r. said...

Congrats, Jess!! That is such an honor. And heck yeah to a designated parking spot!

Adam said...

Holey crap!! Congrats!

Jamoosh said...

Good for you. Make sure your man honors you appropriately by doing all the housework for the next year. Membership has its privileges!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats, Jess! That's awesome!

NICOLE said...

That's awesome! Congrats.

Erika said...

Congrats! You rock!

BrianFlash said...

Congrats! In my world that would be like being named employee of the year if the company I worked for did that kind of thing :)

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Congrats!! You truly are an all-around rockstar!!

The designated parking spot would be awesome!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Congrats!!! That is crazy awesome.

Amanda said...

That's awesome, congrats!!